Friday, October 16, 2009

Pink Italian Lemon Ricotta Cookies( In Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month)


OK ladies this month everyone needs to get in for their yearly checkup ......
A Cause I am truely passionate about. Many times we take for granted things are ok, I speak from experience. Early detection does save lives. This disease warrants no one...thank you for reading.



Pink Italian Lemon Ricotta Cookies (In Honor or National October Breast Cancer Awareness Month)















2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 stick margarine, softened ( any kind that's recommended by the American Heart Society) if using butter use unsalted and 1 teaspoon of salt instead of 1/4 teaspoon.
2 cups sugar
2 eggs 1 (15-ounce) container Whole Milk or Light Ricotta Cheese
1 teaspoon of lemon extract
1/4 teaspoon lemon zest
a few drops of red food coloring Beat margarine and sugar together till light. Put all dry ingredients together in a bowl. Stir Ricotta into the margarine and cheese, then add one egg at a time and blend together. Gently mix the dry ingredients in till blended adding drops of red food coloring for pink coloring. Drop by teaspoons full on a greased cookie sheet. Bake till the edges are slightly brown, and cookies are set, about 10 to 15 minutes.


Frosting:
1 1/2 cups of confectionery sugar
2 tablespoons of shortening
1/2 teaspoon of lemon extract
3 tablespoons milk keep adding by drops until it makes a smooth stream, if too thick. Beat till spreadable.
Frost cooled cookies with white frosting. Make separate batch of pink frosting to go over the top of the white.

13 comments:

Brie: Le Grand Fromage said...

those look scrumptious! a great way to remind everyone to make sure they or a loved one get checked to stay healthy.

Daydreamer Desserts said...

Great "Pink" post! Those cookies look, yummy. :)

Family Cuisine Food And Recipe said...

Thank you for sharing. Cheers !

las vegas said...

Very pretty! Even the raw dough is pretty.

Spicie Foodie said...

Beautiful cookies, and thank you for reminding all ladies to get our check ups.

Kathy Gori said...

I had breast cancer 20 years ago in my 30's..get your check ups!!! Eat cookies!

Pierce said...

Good one...and if you speak from experience I am glad you are here to tell about it.

Those look like great cookies. My mom would make lemonade cookies that are quite similar. Yummy!

lisaiscooking said...

I love lemon ricotta cookies, and these look great in pink!

pegasuslegend said...

Thank you!

Kasha said...

Ok those just look pretty and delightful. Thank you for contributing to the awareness we all need to have.Great blog!
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My Little Space said...

Great cookies for such function, go PINK lol! And our breast check up every year.

Torviewtoronto said...

thank you for linking these delicious looking flavourful cookies

Now Serving said...

beautiful cookies for a beautiful cause :)